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Valerie Young
Worked at Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
Attended McGill University
Lives in St-Eustache, QC
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Plant Ideas & Activities
Hi everyone, We have been learning all about plants in our class and it has been quite the adventure! I am so proud of my students because they really have taken an interest in this topic. They have asked really good questions and are using our experiments ...
Hi everyone, We have been learning all about plants in our class and it has been quite the adventure! I am so proud of my students because they really have taken an interest in this topic. They have asked really good ques...
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Fluency & Comprehension {FREEBIE}
Hi everyone, Have you tried out my Fluency & Comprehension FREEBIE yet?? It is jam packed with fun activities to try out with your students! Everything is NO PREP and ready to use! I included 10 sample pages from my reading resources for you to try with you...
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Starting The New Year On The Right Foot
Hi everyone, I hope you have all been enjoying your well-deserved break! I have, for sure! It's crazy how quickly these past two weeks have gone by, but I sure am ready to get back to work anyway ;) As I sit at my desk, with my nice cup of coffee, I can't h...
I hope you have all been enjoying your well-deserved break! I have, for sure! It's crazy how quickly these past two weeks have gone by, but I sure am ready to get back to work anyway ;). As I sit at my desk, with my nice cup of coffee, I can't help but take a moment to reflect on my class and ...
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Turkey Trot With The Chalkies!
Welcome to “The Chalkies” Turkey Trot! We hope you enjoy a jog through our blogs gobbling up freebies, ideas, and recipes for some holiday joy! We have a new  blog name !  We switched out the word "Primary" for "Elementary". We want to meet the needs of any...
We have a new blog name! We switched out the word "Primary" for "Elementary". We want to meet the needs of any teacher K-6. Our blog has been thoughtfully designed to help you find what YOU need for YOUR classroom level! I love those grade level tabs {seen above} that help me grab what I need.
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Apple Week
Hi everyone, I have a confession to make...  I have never done Apple Week in my class before.  I know, I know... Crazy! Well, you will be happy to know that we had Apple Week last week and we had a blast! I found this fun song on YouTube and my students lov...
I asked parents to send me an apple for some of our activities. We sorted the apples by color (sorry, I forgot to take a picture of that). We also measured ourselves with our apples. We were all VERY excited when we got to measure Miss Valerie with our apples ;) ...
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A Peek At My NEW Classroom
Hi everyone, I am two weeks into my school year and I'm finally feeling like I can breathe again. Anyone else get overwhelmed with the first week back?  Now that I'm back into bloggy-land, I'm here to share my new classroom with all of you :) I didn't chang...
I didn't change everything this year but I did change much more than anticipated. After careful planning, I quickly realised that one change can lead to many... Oh well! All is good and I am in LOVE with my new look! Before I explain a few things, take a look at my class from every angle.
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Guided Reading - Comprehension Skills
Hi everyone, I'm here to show you what we have been working on in our guided reading groups this month! My little readers have been growing so much this year. I just love to watch them work so hard on decoding new words, recognizing sight words, and practic...
Hi everyone, I'm here to show you what we have been working on in our guided reading groups this month! My little readers have been growing so much this year. I just love to watch them work so hard on decoding new words, r...
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Guided Reading - Sight Words
Hi everyone, I am very happy to announce that we are FINALLY working on sight words in my class! Yes, we started looking at them at the very beginning of the year. However, we are now in full swing "Sight Word Bootcamp" over here!! We read sight words every...
I am very happy to announce that we are FINALLY working on sight words in my class! Yes, we started looking at them at the very beginning of the year. However, we are now in full swing "Sight Word Bootcamp" over here!! We read sight words every morning, during our morning meeting, ...
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The Elf Is BACK!
Hi everyone, I'm getting ready for our classroom elf to come back and dropped by to give you a little freebie! We all know these elves can really be time consuming and I'm all about making our holiday celebrations as easy as they can be! Here is the calenda...
I'm getting ready for our classroom elf to come back and dropped by to give you a little freebie! We all know these elves can really be time consuming and I'm all about making our holiday celebrations as easy as they can be! Here is the calendar I shared last year, with this year's dates!
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Sneaky E Around The Room
Hi everyone, Last week, we learned all about the sneaky e!  I used an activity from my guided reading pack and displayed it up on my Smart board. This was so fun! Everyone got a chance to come up to the board and write a word with that silly sneaky e :) My ...
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My Center Rotation Routine
Hi everyone, Lots of you, on Facebook and Instagram, have asked me about my centers. Today, I'm here to show you my daily center routine.  I should tell you that I change things ALL THE TIME in my classroom and any of this is subject to change in the near f...
I should tell you that I change things ALL THE TIME in my classroom and any of this is subject to change in the near future. What I do in my class always depends on my students and their learning. Every year, I tweek things to better suit my students' needs, and every year my students' needs ...
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Back To School SALE
Hi everyone, Have you heard?? Teachers Pay Teachers is having a Back To School SALE! Many stores will be on sale, including mine! I'd like to show you a few of my newest resources that I have been working on.  This is my new Guided Reading series. "Letter S...
I uploaded my Reading Intervention pack this morning so it's brand new!! I can't wait to print this booklet and use it with my class. I plan on using it with my small reading groups every morning. I also would love to be able to use it with parent volunteers since no prep is needed to get this ...
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My name is Valerie and I am a grade one teacher. I have a Bachelors degree in Kindergarten & Elementary Education and a Masters degree in Inclusive Education. I love sharing my ideas and creations with other teachers. Come visit me at All Students Can SHINE Blog!
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